Sylvester Oromoni is a 12 years old Dowen College student born in 2009 who died mysteriously in December 2021 leaving his parents and others siblings heart broken.
Sylvester Oromoni Junior is a 12-year-old boy who was beaten by his mates at Dowen College — a school located in Lekki, Nigeria.
According to reports, it is alleged that the 3 boys who abused him wanted him to join a cult but he refused. Due to his refusal, he has been bullied at school for an extended period of time. They also warned him that should he voice it to anyone, they will deal with him.
The late Sylvester Oromoni young man spend a short period of time here on earth between 2009 – 2021 where he passed on leaving history at Dowen College as one of the students who was assassinated for refusing to join cultism group.
Sylvester has been bullied by those cult group servally in the school and refused talking because he was Issued a death thre at including others students at his hostel if they should talk.
Sylvester Oromoni Cause of Death Story
They told the management that on 21st November that Junior was injured while playing football with his colleagues, has been stated the school that Junior was provided with first aid by a resident nurse and he returned to his hostel after he expressed relief but he started complaining about the pain in his hip the next day and he again attended by the resident doctor at the school’s sickbay.
The school said the doctor later called the student’s mother to inform her of the situation and also asked her to pick him up for further medical treatment, has been explained by the school after the initial day, the mother of the student sent a guardian to pick him up and subsequently took him for the x-ray.
According to Warri pathologists Who carried out the test after his death, it a yet to be identify black liquid sustancs which he was given to drink during the cult initiation process.
Sylvester Oromoni was in a bad health state or condition before his death, he suffered a broken and bend waist and couldn’t walk.
The 5 students involved in Killing of Sylvester have been flown abroad for a hide, this comes after his death news surfaces the internet and before gus death, he mentioned 5 names but yet to be released.
Nigerian police sealed off Dowen College as the school finally reacts to the sudden death of their students Sylvester, who was allegedly beaten to death by his school mates.
Sylvester Oromoni last words
Before dying, the 12-year-old boy left some words with his father.
In his father’s words; below was what Sylvester said before dying:
“Junior said, ‘mummy, I didn’t play ball; I didn’t fall.’ He jumped off his hostel bed. They kicked him, matched his waist. Other students ran off. They threatened to kill them all if they spoke a word to the school staff. They warned Junior to say he sustained injuries while playing ball. They threatened him. If you ask the roommate, they’d all lie. They matched his ribs and waist. All that pain for a 12-year-old.”
Parents reveal more secrets that their son said
According to the Cable NG, the bereaved father, Mr Oromoni, said his son suffered liver enlargement due to congealed blood.
“He said, before he could make a return trip to Warri towards facilitating Junior’s transfer to the teaching hospital, the boy drew what became his last breath. It was also claimed that Junior was fed a liquid substance described as “a chemical” for refusing to join the group,” the newspaper reported.
It further quoted the father as saying; “My son suffered. His birthday is next tomorrow (Dec 4). I’ll celebrate it. I’ll have a cake baked. I’ll cut it on his behalf. The boys they mentioned were also reported to the school last term when they bullied Junior and collected all his foodstuff; clothes. I have two daughters, one of whom graduated earlier. I had to remove the second after this incident. They asked this boy to describe the sister’s privates and this got to us…
“Junior said, ‘mummy, I didn’t play ball; I didn’t fall.’ He jumped off his hostel bed. They kicked him, matched (marched on) his waist. Other students ran off. They threatened to kill them all if they spoke a word to the school staff. They warned Junior to say he sustained injuries while playing ball. They threatened him. If you ask the roommate, they’d all lie. They matched his ribs and waist. All that pain for a 12-year-old.”
What Dewon College said on Sylvester Omoroni’s death
The administration of the school has responded with a lengthy statement. The statement has gone viral on social media on December 3rd and it has gotten Nigerians more infuriated at how heartless the school can be per their response to the issue at hand.
Press Statement on Oromoni Sylvester
The attention of the management of Dowen College has been drawn to a viral post on the sad demise of one of our precious children, Sylvester Oromoni.
On 21st’ day of November 2021, one of the Hostel Parents reported to management that Sylvester was injured while playing football.
The resident registered nurse immediately administered first aid on him, and after he expressed relief, was re-leased to return to his hostel room.
Sylvester was in class on Monday 22nd day of November 2021, but during school hours one of his friends accompanied him to the Sick Bay where he complained of some pain in his hip. The doctor examined him and prescribed Ibrofen for the pain, while the nurse massaged his leg, after which Sylvester said he felt a bit better.
In accordance with school policy, the resident doctor called Mrs. Oromoni report-ing the incident and requesting that she come for him so that he could get further medical attention. The mother however said she was not in Lagos, spoke with Sylvester and prayed with him on the phone and promised to send the guardian to pick him up immediately for further medical attention.
When the guardian failed to show up, the next day on the 23rdof November 2021, the doctor called the mother again and this time, she assured that his guardian would pick him from school. Sylvester’s guardian showed up and took him for X-ray after which the guardian informed the school management that the results of the investigation revealed that no part of his body was broken or injured. The resident doctor also called the mother later in the week to check up on Sylvester’s progress, but she informed the doctor that Sylvester was sleeping at the time.
The Principal also spoke with Mrs. Oromoni on the phone to enquire about his progress, and she reported that he was having a massage and gave the phone to Sylvester to speak with the Principal.
As a result, it came as no small shock to us to read wild social media tales that Sylvester was beaten by some students and that he specifically mentioned some names. We immediately commenced investigations and invited the students mentioned for interview. Sylvester’s guardian was also present during some of the investigations.
It was revealed that nothing of such happened.
The whole incident was strange and unbelievable because:
1. The school has effective anti-bullying policies and consequences are well spelt out to all the students.
2. The preliminary investigation showed that there was no fighting, bullying or any form of attack on the boy.
3. There were no reports by Sylvester himself, his sister who is also a student or any other students, prefects, house parents, medical staff or any of the management staff about any fighting or bullying incident.
4. The school has two regular nurses and a qualified medical doctor that promptly attend to students’ medical needs.
5. The resident doctor followed the laid-down procedure by inviting Mrs. Oromoni to take Sylvester home for further treatment after initial treatment by the school’s medical staff.
The school has a very cordial relationship with the Oromoni family as Sylvester is the fifth child of the family Dowen College has the privilege to train, including his elder sister who is currently a student at the school.
Furthermore, we state categorically Dowen College is built on core values of godliness and excellence and will not tolerate any acts of cultism, which is why there is nothing like that and there has never been such deviant activities going on, as this is a faith-based school and effective policies are in place to prevent such occurrence.
Lagos state government orders indefinite closure of Dowen college
The Dowen College School has been directed by the Lagos State Government to close down with immediate effect.
They said this must be done pending the outcome of their private investigations. The government officials have even visited the school premises.
Commissioner for Education Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.
The Commissioner called for calm, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.
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